Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Amanda

Hey everyone - I hope your weekend is going to be as great as mine.  First I got my SU order in and can't wait to start playing with it.  My Bestest and I are headed off to JoJo's in the morning to get a few supplies and use our coupons before they go bad.  So stay tuned everyone and see what we come up with.

 I made my other best girlfriend's daughter her birthday card.  I am ahead of schedule I can't believe it.  Her birthday is in 4 days so if I get this out in todays mail everything should be right on time.  Keep your fingers crossed.

In one of my last Addicted orders I purchased this cute little mouse on his cheese.  I had been eying this for some time.  You should see my wish list there.  Ohhhh I started day dreaming .. sorry.  Ok my little stamp is called The Big Cheese and of course it's from Whipper Snapper.  I decided to go with the sketch from the Crafty Calendar Challenge #11 - August Sketch.   I really liked the boarder and ribbon at the top, it called to me. 
The YNS Chanllenge #23 asked to use Bold, Bright, Summery colors & A Crafty Little Place Challenge #52 had great bold, bright, summer colors.  The colors for their challenge was PINK - BLUE - GREEN.
As for that boarder punch I used my Martha Steward punch of stars.  I think it is the first time I used it.  It will work perfect for the Prairie Fairy Designs Challenge #33.  Their theme this week is Punch it and I sure did.  Added the ribbon and the flowers.  I had them in the exact colors as the theme.  Fab N Funky Challenges #36 theme this week is Flower Power which is just perfect for my card and so is this weeks challenge over at Charisma Chardz Challenge #33 which is Die Cuts.  I just bought Spellbinders dies called Lables Two.  It worked perfect when I cut out my image.  I also used my hole punch and punched out the swiss cheese holes and popped him up.  I colored him and the cheese with my copics.  I am still practicing and learning to blend with them.  It's not as easy as it looks.  Last but not least to finish the inside of my card I used a new Sizzix die from a set -  Decorative Label Set #4. 

Ok now for the finished product.  I know your thinking.. hello.. get to the card.. ok..ok.. I just wanted to make sure I explained everything.

 Here's the inside.  I didn't center it so that I would have room to write a bit to her.

Big Mamma Luvs Ya Glitter Graphics



Suzi said...

Hi Mary, this is so darn cute, I love the colour combo, image is adorable and your punch is fab. Thank you for joining us over at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Suzi x

Nicole said...

Mary, just love your card and that you added the inside detail, too! Great work with our color challenge, too!! Thanks for playing along! Nicole ~ ACLP DT

Carla aka scrappypug said...

oh my gosh I love that mouse! Too cute! Your card is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Kelly said...

You did a wonderful job of coloring and I love how you punched out the holes in the cheese. Great effect! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Ginny said...

she'll love it, thanks for joining us at FnF

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love the fun little mouse!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

Lisa said...

Hi Mary, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

Nikki Schmaltz said...

THis is really cute. Your friend's daughter will love it. No wonder you wanted that image. It's adorable! Thanks for joining in at ACLP:D

~*Joni said...

Awww! I love the way you punched out the holes in the cheese. This image is so cute, you did an amazing job with all the challenges. Your little mouse fella is too cute! Thank you so much for joining us in our color challenge this week at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Ruth said...

A great colourful card! I love the idea of punching the holes in the cheese! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenges

Vee said...

Fabulous card, and a lovely design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee